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The Power and Speed Podcast

The Power and Speed Podcast covers everything from the Street / Grudge racing scene to the all out Half Mile and One Mile shootouts. Mike, Tom, and Tad all lend years of racing experience to the discussion. Racing personalities and guests will stop by our studio or call in. Join in the discussion Mondays at 7:00 PM EST by calling into the show 908 751 0211.
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Now displaying: December, 2015

Power and Speed.  The two single most important things to an automotive performance enthusiast.  Mike, Tom, and Tad explore a variety of racing related subjects.

Anything racing could be discussed on any given show.  From the high speed Texas mile events to the Street / Grudge scene found in the local areas we all have in our regions.

Racing guests and personalities ranging from top current professional racers to professional engine and chassis builders are already on the schedule.  The listeners are not excluded from the conversation either.  Want to call in and be part of the show?  No problem. 

Get involved.  Listen live on Mixlr.com and call in 908 751 0211. Show ideas, praise, or criticism, they want to hear from you.  Recording/Broadcasts happening between 7:30PM to 8:30PM East Coast time Monday nights. Follow our twitter @powerspeedpod for exact call in times and live streaming events. Like us on Facebook and iTunes! 

Dec 30, 2015
044 - Power and Speed - Nail Polish, GT 350R, Car Shopping

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad in studio.

Well we all know car guys are very fashion conscience, and our very own Crunch is no exception.  He talks about the car guy honored tradition of getting his nails done... wait... WHAT?!?!?!

Tad has found some interesting information about the Ford Mustang GT350R, and it sounds like it's a hell of a car for a cheap price.  Carbon Fibre rims, flat crank, over 500 HP N/A, and even if you are a Chevy guy you have to admit it looks good as hell.  Looks like Ford did a great job with this one.

Mike is still rattling around about McLaren cars.  The 650 has come into view, and looks like a pretty slick ride.  He wanted a McLaren MP4-12C (code name Fax Machine for you Top Gear guys) but chose the 427 Corvette instead.  

Tom brought up an Engine Labs article that Mike found earlier in the day.  The guys love that site, and lots of very good info on there.  Mike pointed out a photo of a "Bozo Hammer" and the discussion goes from there.

Guest next week, and they are working on some people being lined up.  With the holidays and crazy busy season it's hard to get people on.  Redline Motorsports Howard will return to discuss Mike's C5 build, and Mike has been emailing with Plex Tuning.  They are the people referenced a few shows back about cylinder pressure monitoring.  They are from Greece, so the timing might be tough on that one.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Dec 22, 2015
043 - Power and Speed - Tad's Subaru Transformation Plans

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad in studio.  

Very single pointed subject matter today, correcting years of Tad's Subaru handiwork.

There are always build threads on forums, and the guys think that following and planning projects on cars is a good road to go down.  Mike will be doing his C5, Tom has his 69 Camaro and his Subaru Forester, and now Tad is going to attempt to transform his car back into a nice fast street car. (not that it ever really was)

Here is the basic deal, Tad's car is kind of a mess.  It sat for years, and has a mysterious engine noise.  It's a JDM 2.0 engine with a six speed and some decent driveline parts and it should be a decent starting point.  The build, including mold and moss removal, is discussed.  What's good, what's bad, and what is going to be used.  Tom has a good collection of Subaru stuff as a head start so it's really a great opportunity for Tad to make something out of this mess. Mark Bench calls in to give some heads up on how to go about getting the right ECU in the car.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Dec 17, 2015
042 - Power and Speed - Blackstone Labs, PRI 2015, Orlando Grudge

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  Crunch could not get out of NYC in time but Jeff Hester happened to stop by the Power and Speed compound.

We all like to know if our stuff is ok.  Mike has said it before, he's nuts.  He hears everything, worries about everything, and a anything to put him at ease sounds like a good idea.  Enter Blackstone Labs.  Mike found these guys through researching his Excursion issues and they do only one thing.  Test oil.  Sound like a nice deal for 28.00 and who wouldn't want advance notice of an impending oil pan failure.

There is a ""Fudd" story here, but it's best to listen to that one.  Tad is off the hook, Fudd is on....

PRI 2015 was attended by Tad as a spectator, Tom for work.  It is a really good show to go to if you are deep into this stuff.  You can find anything from circle track to tractor pull equipment.  The guys will talk more about it, but they needed a few minutes to decompress and get all the pictures posted.

Crunch is one well traveled dude.  Orlando Florida this past weekend for a massive amount of locked in Grudge races.  And as luck would have it, he came home with more "McNuggets" then he left with.  Always a nice thing.  Congrats Young Stang!

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Dec 9, 2015
041 - Power and Speed - Dyno 3.0, E85-E98, Firearm Sunday

Mike, Tom, Crunch and Tad in studio on a Sunday.?!

Well, as luck would have it, "Hollywood Tom" will be leaving again and unavailable for Monday, so Sunday it is.  That is the beauty of a Podcast, we can always put something down.

Tom finally got the 2JZ dyno session done, and with very good results.  The backstory is this was not just a dyno test of a 2JZ, this was a test of a new Manley piston design.  It seems that lots of crazy shit happens when you get into very high boost levels on these little motors.  The ring seal can go away just to the sheer pressure placed upon everything.  Manley stepped up with a redesign, and the results were better than anticipated.  Listen for the HO numbers vs displacement.  Insane!

The availability of E85 is discussed, and certainly opens up the potential for higher street HP without the worry of fuel requirements.  E98 comes to into the discussion, but Mike brings up the honest truth that Alcohol 100% has been around a very long time, and you can get it at the same place you would purchase E98....Just Sayin.... 

Crunch is headed to Florida for a race that has been in the works for some time.  This is the Grudge race finally.  66 grudge races are set to go off.  This is a big time event for the money racers out there.  Don't miss this one if you can.

Firearms were also a topic.  We know this is not a subject that everyone is comfortable with.  We also know that firearm guys can be, well, a little out there.  We can all certainly go on record and state that safety is of utmost importance with the guys.  They spent the Sunday afternoon shooting at Mike's 100 yard range.  It was a good time, everyone acted responsibly and everyone had a good time.

 

PRI is this week, be sure to stop by and see Hollywood Tom at the Manley booth, and PLEASE feel free to have Tom sign autographs.  As we speak, Mike, Fudd, and Tad are contemplating stopping by.  

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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